23/04/2020 — Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
This statement by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability (CFOJA) addresses the violent killings of at least 22 women and men by a lone male, armed with guns, on April 18th and 19th 2020, across multiple communities in rural Nova Scotia. The...
18/04/2016 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this paper, Menjívar and Drysdale Wash address how women in El Salvador experience some of the highest levels of violence in the world in the form of feminicides: killings of women in a context of impunity. This trend is widespread, and this article contributes to a broader explanation of it...
27/04/2018 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Toronto van attack started a public discourse in Canada about misogynistic hate crimes, as the killer was a member of an online misogynistic movement. Myrna Dawson clarifies the link between misogyny and femicide, and shows that it occurs regularly.
01/04/2019 — News
In El Salvador, a woman is murdered every 18 hours. In 2017, 468 femicides occurred, according to the Institute of Legal Medicine. In 2018, the official number is over 300 – and growing. The article highlighs individual cases and offers explanations such as the country's culture of misogyny.
01/01/2019 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Must-read report by the new Canadian Femicide Observatory CFOJA. It includes data and statistics on femicide in Canada in 2018 (148 women and girls were killed by violence), based on media reports, while also covering past and ongoing work on femicide in Canada as well as current and emerging...
02/05/2008 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Guatemalan Femicide Law was approved by 112 out of 158 members of Congress. Hundreds of women have been brutally killed in Guatemala.